Tigers finish third in State Tournament

October 10, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team shot a 322 on Wednesday, the second and final day of the Class A-AA State Tournament, and finished third out of the eight-team field.

Tiger sophomore, Payne Denman, meanwhile, shot a 76 on Wednesday, and finished with a 147, good enough for a tie for fourth place among individual medalists. Goodpasture's Joe David, the leader after the first day of tournament play, maintained his lead on day two, and finished with a 135 to win the event by two strokes over Dylan Waters of David Lipscomb.

Lipscomb, meanwhile, captured the team State Tournament title, with a two-day score of 599. University School of Jackson, which held a four stroke lead over Lipscomb after Tuesday's play, ended up in second place, with a team score of 609.

Grant Goodwin was next in line for DeKalb County on Wednesday, as he shot a 78 to finish with a two-day score of 156. Austin Garrett and Tyler Robinson each shot an 84 on Wednesday. Garrett ended up with a 159, while Robinson shot a 172 over the two-day event. Grant James came in with an 88 on Wednesday, and finished with a 173.

The Tigers, who was in third after first round play on Tuesday with a 309, did finish with the best State Tournament team score among public schools in the Class A-AA division. They end the season with a 49-24 team record.

On the girls' side, DeKalb County's Shay Sullivan shot an 87 on Wednesday, which gave her a two-day total of 171. Her score put her in a tie for 23rd place among individual girls. Shelby Gilbert of Notre Dame won the girls' individual honors, with a two-day score of 146.

The State Golf Tournament was played at the Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro.

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